How Prepared are You to Answer DEI Interview Questions?
Career Musings
by Daisy
1y ago
There was a time when questions about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) were not asked in interviews. These days, they are being asked, especially if you are an executive, emerging leader or mid-career professional. This means you must be prepared. Last week, I coached a client who was being interviewed for a Director of Marketing & Communication position. After the interview, she sent me this email: “Thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate you being able to help me on such short notice. I started off the interview very well feeling confident and calm, thanks to you ..read more
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Will Artificial Intelligence Take Away Our Jobs?
Career Musings
by Daisy
1y ago
(Image Source: Internet) Will artificial intelligence take away our jobs? This depends on who you ask. Many people are fearful about AI, with one of the biggest concerns being job displacement. People are feeling that AI technology will replace their jobs. In some cases, that may be true. But we should keep in mind that AI has the potential to automate many tasks that are currently being performed by humans. This will then push some workers to acquire new skills or change careers if they want to remain employable. A report by Goldman Sachs >> https://bit.ly/41zjSgF <<, the effects ..read more
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Why I am Still Cringing: My Awkward Blunder Last Night!
Career Musings
by Daisy
1y ago
Over the last few days I have posted about hosting a free webinar on how to use an artificial intelligence tool to create a presentation in under 10 minutes. Last night, I started the demonstration and followed the prompts until it was time to click on Create the Presentation. Instead of the presentation showing up, I saw a popup that said “Upgrade to Pro!” What an embarrassment! Prior to last night, and to make sure everything worked out well, I spent time creating several sample presentations, unaware that there was a limit to credits under the free version. Suddenly, my carefully crafte ..read more
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Laid-Off from Twitter? Now What?
Career Musings
by Daisy
1y ago
Brett Jordan – Unsplash In Arianna Huffington’s recent newsletter, she mentioned that, “We’re in a period of profound transformation. Everything about the way we work, and the place of work in our lives, is being redefined…”, and that is so true! Look at what’s happening at Twitter. When Elon Musk walked into the Twitter HQ recently, he carried a sink and tweeted, “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” Did he really mean, “let that sink in”, or was he indicating he was going to gut everything at the company except the kitchen sink? It appears he is on his way to gutting even the kitchen sin ..read more
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SUCCESSS is a Mindset!
Career Musings
by Daisy
2y ago
The Monday Rx, a weekly career and job search prescription is back after the summer break, and this edition is about SUCCESS! ??How many times have you been rejected, spurned or sidelined, and thought you had failed? Don’t worry. I have been there more times than I care to remember, but am still standing! Why? Because failures don’t define me. I grow from every one of them. If not, I would be missing the success boat. ??But, what if you think that success is a state of mind. What if we change the narrative and acknowledge that we are all living breathing, specimens of success instead of cl ..read more
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What’s All the Buzz About Quiet Quitting?
Career Musings
by Daisy
2y ago
Not only has “The Great Resignation” put employees in the driver’s seat, but the new craze of Quiet Quitting seems to be doing just that. Employees are re-evaluating their workplace priorities, and some have decided to do the bare minimum to get out of the hustle mentality we have become accustomed to. Although the buzz phrase is trendy, quiet quitting is not a new phenomenon, neither is it a Gen-Z creation. There have always been employees who play by the 9-5 rule: arrive on time, go through the motions, watch the clock, then leave on time. What Gen-Z has courageously done is to call it out ..read more
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10 Tips to Weather the Layoff Storm
Career Musings
by Daisy
2y ago
It seems we have sauntered from The Great Resignation to The Great Layoff Expectation. There are so many announcements about the layoffs happening these days that employees are becoming jittery, wondering when it will be their time. Of course, layoffs happen all the time, and they are difficult for those affected, but the disrespectful, and unconscionable ways in which they are happening these days is doubly hurtful. Employees being laid-off / fired over Zoom, email, text, is inhumane! The reality is that none of us are insulated from layoffs. Although the news is usually shocking, layoffs do ..read more
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Let’s Talk Interviews
Career Musings
by Daisy
2y ago
Let’s talk interviews! Yes, that dreaded topic where you are sitting in the hot seat, your palms are sweaty, you become tongue-tied, and unable to articulate your accomplishments. Yikes! On Monday, I had two clients who had interviews. One was for a Director’s role at a hospital; the other for an Executive Director’s role at a nonprofit. As one can imagine, lots of practise and preparation went into the process, both from their side and mine. The potential Executive Director and I have been working together for months from developing the career marketing documents right through to intervie ..read more
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What’s the Matter With Older Workers 45+?
Career Musings
by Daisy
2y ago
You might be tempted to ask, “What’s the matter with older workers, 45+?”, and the answer will depend on who you ask. We don’t really need a survey to tell us what we already know – that many older workers are sidelined for job opportunities because of their age. And the excuses by hiring managers are many: They are too set in their ways; hesitant to learn new technologies, and difficulty fitting in with a multigenerational workforce. Not all of that is true! The non-profit organization Generation commissioned a global survey to provide an in-depth view of individuals aged 45–60 who are seeki ..read more
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What Do You Do When You Didn’t Get the Job?
Career Musings
by Daisy
2y ago
“After careful consideration, we have decided to pursue another candidate…” How many times have you received an email that said something like that? What was your first response? Did you: Throw your cell phone on the wall? Hit your laptop so hard, some of the keys flew off? Hang your head in shame muttering what’s the matter with you? Call your coach to talk it through? Write a follow-up email with a call-to-action? I hope you chose the last one – wrote a follow-up call-to-action email – even if you tried some of the others. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich said: “Every adversit ..read more
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